I sat down to write this post just before Thanksgiving, a time when I always give thanks for my children, who are my greatest accomplishment, and my grandchildren, who fill my life with a joy beyond words. This year on July 30th, we welcomed our fifth granddaughter, Mila, to the world. Ever since our first granddaughter, Isabelle, was born, I have drawn or painted the girls, so no surprise that I felt the urge to paint Mila. When my daughter-in-law’s sister posted a photo on Facebook, I knew that I would paint this portrait of a beautiful mother and child. I just assumed it was Mila she was holding. Imagine my surprise today, when I gave them the painting, to find that the photo was taken two years ago, and it was Mila’s sister Lasa in her arms! I painted the wrong baby! So here is a portrait of my dear daughter-in-law, Sinthisone, known as Gunny…and stay tuned for a portrait of Mila.